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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:32 pm
by Tyler
I heard this show is hilarious. Kind of like The Daily Show, but once a week? It's on HBO, I want to start watching.

41 episodes already. Not sure how entertaining it would be to watch old ones since it's like a news show

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:14 pm
by wags83
I like John Oliver but I've never taken the time to check this out.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:13 am
by Tyler
Watched the most recent one last night. It was funny. First half of the 30 minute show he covers the headlines of the week. Second half of the show is a specific topic. The one I watched was internet harassment. Like if your crazy ex-boyfriend posted nude photos of you online you would need to send the copyright office in DC more nude photos to prove the nude photos of you online are actually you.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:33 am
by Tyler
We've watched 4 now. 2 newest ones and now starting from the beginning. The show started in April 2014 and they usually discuss big stories so it's fine listening to old news. Plus, most of the show is about a particular topic like I said. Show is very funny and surprisingly informative. He sheds some light on things I would never think about.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:55 am
by Tyler
Worth posting about again. This show is hilarious. We laugh throughout the entire show and it is very informative.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:28 pm
by wags83
I'll have to check it out.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:56 am
by cwilkins88
I like to listen to these at work now. It's like listening to a Ted Talk, but he they drop the F bomb way more.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:14 am
by Tyler
cwilkins88 wrote:I like to listen to these at work now. It's like listening to a Ted Talk, but he they drop the F bomb way more.

You will miss 23% of the humor though if you don't watch. I love his facial expression to things and the graphics.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:54 pm
by Tyler
Why everyone should watch it

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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:44 pm
by awright
This one is long but hilarious...

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Edit: tyler was here to fix link

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:49 pm
by cwilkins88
I loved that he set up his own church to mock televangelists. Also, your link.. is broken mate.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:52 pm
by Tyler
Great episode, I had no idea these "churches" flat out ask for money and make claims like that. Anyone else call the number? It's John yelling at you for 3 minutes
1800 this is legal

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:55 pm
by wags83
Just called. Pretty funny.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:59 pm
by DannyFanny
The documentary I watched last week talked about televangelist. It focused more on the how they did the scams. But they do go hand in hand quite well.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:30 pm
by Tyler
Oliver had an update on this on Sundays episode. Check it out

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:33 pm
by awright
I need to start watching, every clip I've seen linked online is absolutely hilarious! The Caspian Sea one got me good

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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:46 pm
by DannyFanny
Yeah I should watch too but I also like to pick and choose the category.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:22 pm
by Tyler
Only half of his episode gets posted to the HBO channel. None of the weekly news sections do. We just finished season 1 right now. Even though the news stories were a year old it was funny to watch

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:54 pm
by Tyler
Someone posted on reddit what you get back after mailing in money to Oliver's church
Hard to link that from the app tho

Someone also found in the small print online that all the money is being donated to doctors without boarders.

Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:17 pm
by DannyFanny
Tyler wrote:Someone posted on reddit what you get back after mailing in money to Oliver's church
Hard to link that from the app tho

Someone also found in the small print online that all the money is being donated to doctors without boarders.



Get on your computer. I figured they'd donate the money.